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Bernice Smith

1941 - 2022

 Bernice Fay Smith, beloved wife of the late Darryl Smith, was called home to her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 25, 2022 at the age of 80 years.

 The funeral service was held at the Christian Community Church,  415 - 4th Avenue, Burdett on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. 

  Bernice is survived by her children Kurt (Sonya) Smith of Burdett and their family Kaylee (Tim) Ray of Gilbert, Arizona, and Braden (Courtney) Smith of Taber; Kari (Anthony) Young of Chandler, Arizona and their daughters Shelby and Sadie; as well as great granddaughters Elliyah, Madelyn and Rosalie. She is also survived by her sister Audrey (Allen) Danby of Calgary, sister-in-law Margaret Smith of Bow Island and by numerous nieces and nephews. 

 She was predeceased by her husband Darryl Smith, parents Ted and Olga Heckenlaible, Darryl’s parents Earl and Ethel Smith and brother-in-law Allan Smith.

 Bernice was born in Fort MacLeod on June 29, 1941. She grew up in Burdett where her parents operated Ted’s General Store, later graduating from Medicine Hat High School. During these early years, she loved to play the piano and her accordion with her dad. She was also involved with the 4-H sewing club and church youth group.

 Bernice attended Hillcrest Christian College for one year and then attended Garbutt’s Business College, receiving a Secretarial Diploma. 

 In 1962, Bernice moved to Calgary to work at Greyhound and to be near her fiance Darryl. They were married on August 28,1963 in Medicine Hat. Her love for the Lord and serving Him showed in her dedicated involvement in Pioneer Girls and women’s bible studies for many years. She loved to travel with her husband, enjoyed coffee time with friends and spending time with her kids and grandchildren. Bernice was a woman of great faith who loved to pray and share God’s Word and promises and she never wavered in her beliefs or convictions. She spent the last few months of her life doing what she loved most, traveling to Arizona and being with her family.

 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bernice’s name may be made directly to ShareWord Global (formally known as Gideon’s International of Canada), Box 3619, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7A2 www.sharewordglobal.com or Lifewater Canada, 457 Heather Crescent, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5L1 www.lifewater.ca.